I am using an iPhone 13 Pro to take pictures. I take a lot of pictures. When I take pictures outside for any duration of time the screen goes dark. This obviously makes it very difficult to see the screen and take effective pictures.

I have turned off Auto-Brightness in Display & Text Size and it doesn't make a difference.

What can I do to prevent the screen from going dark?

  • Am I right to assume 'outside' == 'out in the sun on a warm day' ?
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 19, 2023 at 5:32
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    That is correct outside in the sun on a warm or hot day.
    – forrest
    Sep 19, 2023 at 13:06

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From comments, this is because it's out in the sun on a hot sunny day.

The answer is, keep it out of the sun.
It's a protection mechanism to stop it overheating. It will brighten again when it cools.

  • Alas, it may be the correct answer, but that is a serious limitation.
    – forrest
    Sep 19, 2023 at 21:25
  • All electronic devices have an operating temperature tolerance - a computer has a fan to help, a phone doesn't. See support.apple.com/en-us/HT201678
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 20, 2023 at 7:09
  • Thanks for the additional information.
    – forrest
    Sep 21, 2023 at 21:53

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